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. andrea, thank you. you just saw the press conference. what is kerry attempting to do today in this crisis? >> he's attempting to shore off the ukrainian people to tell their interim leaders they can pull this together and resist pressure on in terms of rising energy prices and also the threat of military force, that they can resist pressure from vladimir putin. he was strikingly passion nal having had the moving experience of walking by the square where the resistance took place, seeing the barricade still there, seeing the tires and barbed wire and flower for the martl mart martyrs, the heavenly hundred, all men and one woman who died in the sniper fire. it was an emotional day and business of trying to meet with interim leaders and tell them that the united states will stand with them $1 billion in loan guarantees. there has been some softening among the allies. here's you've got kerry and the president saying that vladimir putin will be isolated from the world economically and politically by his fans and by having operational control illegally says the united states in crimea. but puti
ukraine this morning. john kerry is on his way to the region to put pressure on putin to stand down. >> will diplomacy be enough? we have the latest from washington. >> the secretary of state john kerry is in the air on his way to kiev where he will meet the members of ukraine's government and let them know the united states has got their back. experts are predicting kerry's visit is only going to encourage russian president put tin to show off his military strength. >> kerry is going to kiev. don't be surprised if put tin uses that as an opportunity to do something like air strikes on the ukrainian air base. it's about to get worse not better. there are no red lines for this administration. he draws with a pink crayon. >> ukraine's military has 180,000 men a fraction of russia's million man force. ukraine has 200 combat air force that's one seventh of russia's 1400. they would have a hard time in a head to head battle. now they are threatening diplomatic trouble for russia if they continue their aggression. >> this would be a problem for russia. the strong condemnation from countri
john kerry pledged financial assistance to the struggle ukraine. what's next appears to be a balance on the tightrope of diplomacy. jim maceda joins us. >> reporter: what a difference a day makes really. putin's comments on tuesday that he had no desire to annex the crimea peninsula, to take a step back from the brink. even though crimea remains tense on the ground today there's a new report of russians seizing two ukrainian anti-missile posts. still it feels like ukraine is spinning not towards war today but some kind of diplomatic solution. for instance, after secretary of state john kerry's visit to kiev yesterday, where he did show support for that new pro-western government with very strong words against vladimir putin and a promise of a billion dollars in loans, today kerry meets for the very first time since the current crisis escalated with his russian counterpart to talk exit strategy. more significantly, the ukrainian and russian governments are talking on a cabinet level today for the first time. and then there's a russian defense official discussing ukraine with nato memb
today, saying that he's protecting russians. john kerry went to kiev squared and pledged a $1 billion loan to the interim government and condemned russia in crimea. the verbal sparring started this morning when president putin broke his silence. >> we have not considered crimea, only the citizens of crimea must decide their future. >> what's happening there is not concern for russian nationals, but based on russia seeking through force, to exert their influence on a neighboring country. >> it's an unconscionable coup and a military seizure of power. >> there's a strong belief that russia's action is violating national law. president putin seems to have a different set of lawyers making a different interpretation, but that's not fooling anybody. >> president obama accused putin of meddling in the region. both president obama and secretary kerry speaking in support of ukraine today. >> that's right, john. it was plays and cower plays by the major players that russia is having over the face-off with the ukraine. the white house is consulting with congress and it's european allies to co
, welcome to al jazeera. secretary of state john kerry is set to meet russia's minister, amid a war of words over the standoff in crimea's peninsula. john kerry arrived for talks on-tuesday, the high level meeting the first between the two countries since russia september troops to crimea. ukraine offered little assurance of a peaceful solution. a meeting two the two country's defence ministers on tuesday epded in a stalemate, one said "we have no sign of hope." >> lisa stark joins us from washington in a moment. but jennifer glasse is in the crimea city of sevastopol. good morning. we heard from foreign minister sergei lavrov before the meeting with kerry. what did he have to say? >> good morning, sergei lavrov speaking in madrid making clear the russian position is far from the american position. moscow believes president viktor yanukovych was ousted illegally. that moscow was forced to act because what happened in kiev could be contagious, criticising the west for supporting the new government in kiev, criticising what sergei lavrov called protesters acting against the ukrainian constitut
tomorrow. secretary of state john kerry talked with his russian counter part today and delivered a warning. >> we believe that everybody now needs to step back and avoid any kind of provocations. >> john kerry said the russian foreign minister agreed to respect the borders of ukraine. kerry said the u.s. supports the new interim government and elected today by the ukranian parliament. >> nick shiffrin has more on that story from kiev. here is a huge step forward for the future of this country, were there is a new parliament as you said and new government and new hope for the future. but still the focus is here on independence square. the center of what they call the third revolution here in ukraine. let me show you a little bit about what is going on here. the security is still here. silt early morning friday. but you can still hear that these barriers are still up. and there is a guard tower right there, that is always manned. and part of the reason for that is that the people here all of the thousands who have been here for so many months are still very much the inspiration for what is g
kerry will arrive in ukraine. he will take a tough stance on the russian invasion perhaps? or can we expect more of this? >> folks, sarah palin said she could see russia from alaska. mitt, mitt romney talks like he's only seen russia by watching "rocky 4." all the latest on what's happened overnight coming right to you in minutes. >> he's funny. meanwhile will she or won't she? lois lerner and her attorney can't seem to get the story straight. this morning new details and an e-mail chain you probably haven't seen regarding the i.r.s. targeting scandal. >> a giant american flag found torn, tattered and thrown to the side like a piece of trash, but what one woman did will make you proud to be an american if you're not already. mornings are better with friends. watch this. >> you're watching "fox & friends," the number-one morning cable news show in america. [playing taps] >> i wonder if they can see us in russia? >> sure. >> well let's give you an update on what's going on in russia. vladimir putin had a press conference and said he hasn't done anything wrong. he said there's been an u
on the phone for 90 minutes this weekend. secretary of state john kerry is heading to the region tomorrow. the obama administration says it's going to threaten russia with a combination of sanctions and a diplomatic way out of ukraine. but the russians don't seem to be looking for a way out. president putin claims the military action is protecting the minority ethnic russian population. some russian protesters seen here in this video beating up a pro-ukrainian protester. others have been tearing down ukrainian flags and raising the flag of the russian federation. simon, do you agree that this could be the most important foreign policy decision president obama will make thus far in his presidency? >> oh, absolutely, gretchen. i think there's no question this is the most important foreign policy issue facing him and the most important moment in the history of the relationship between washington and moscow since the collapse of the soviet union. we are at a point now where the russians appear de facto to have annexed the crimean peninsula. the real question is whether or not this is as far a
-bye. ♪ >>> the offramp may be approaching as vladimir putin appears to soften his stance. secretary kerry tries to steer the ukraine cries toys a resolution on the ground. >>> texas takeaways. democrats like the top of their ticket, but there may be a catch as republicans find the oldest member in congress facing a runoff, and next generation bush on the path to statewide office. >>> plus, as new poll numbers again show rising support for same-sex marriage, a kentucky legal case fight gets emotional. we'll talk to the state's attorney general, jack conway. >>> and good morning from washington. it's wednesday, march 5th, 2014. and this is the "the daily rundown," i'm kristen welker in for chuck todd. we begin with the crisis over ukraine where all the action seems to be on the diplomatic front. this morning, secretary of state john kerry kicked off a meeting of the u.n. security council in paris, designed to try to end the standoff in the ukrainian region of crimea. kerry began by reading a 1994 agreement he says has been righted by russia's incursion. >> the united states of america and russian federati
options and setting the stage for the next step. secretary of state john kerry is leading the diplomacy from paris now, where he's getting ready to meet with his russian counterpart in the next hour. earlier he met with ukrainian foreign minister and british foreign minister. back in washington, president obama is pushing that diplomatic off-ramp to russia, pull back troops, instead let international monitors make sure ethnic russians are okay. the president spent nearly an hour yesterday talking to the key european player in all of this, german chancellor angela merkel, and he told democrats at a fundraising dinner last night, "we may be able to deescalate over the next days and weeks, but it's a serious situation and we're spending a lot of time on it." at a budget event yesterday, he struck a similar tone. >> president putin is pausing for a moment and reflecting on what's happened. there is a strong belief that russia's action is violating international law. i know president putin seems to have a different set of lawyers making a different set of interpretations, but i don't think t
's about defending rights and john kerry is heading to kiev on tuesday to meet with members of the interim government and british foreign minister william hague is there right now. we have live team coverage this morning and lisa stark is in washington and begin with phil who is in kiev. good morning, phil, the russians surrounding a ukrainian base in crimea and have operational control of the peninsula. what is happening now in crimea and just off shore in the black sea? >> well, stephanie, they are consolidating power on the crimea peninsula. they have surrounded a number of military bases there but we have spoken to ukrainian intelligence sources who say there are still some very strong, capable ukraine units and threats coming from the other side of the border. we have learned today that the ukraine intelligence officials are aware of where russian tanks are located. just on the other side of the border, less than 150 miles away from the capitol, if they decide to come into ukraine as a greater effort, not just crimea but ukraine and vladimir putin asked for it in the parliament and sa
precarious. secretary kerry said it bluntly this is a brazen act of aggression of russia. the u.s. just doesn't know whether putin is moving toward a confrontation across ukraine that would challenge the new government in kiev or whether this is really going to be limited more to the areas most strategic to russia in the crimea where the russian fleet is based. as one person said it to me last night, we are really playing this by ear. secretary kerry had strong words about the diplomatic and economic consequences that russia will pay for this action but it's obvious in every statement that's made that the u.s. does not seek, does not want a military challenge to this action. i was told that not a ship is moving in the mediterranean, not have been put on maneuvers that might be seen as provocative. for much the response is diplomatic and perhaps sanctions and economic. >> david, now we understand that americans now understand seemingly that putin does not care what we think, does not care about the language that secretary kerry used yesterday on american television, is it now sort of a counund
today from the bloomberg news washington bureau. endira, welcome. en john kerry says beware of messages, what he' are -- what's he mean? >> that's trying to put on the record for the whole world to hear that the united states does not want russia to have a military intervention here. this has echos of the intervention by russia in georgia. the same kind of language preceeded that with russia talking about how it was in its national interest at stake. so the u.s. does not want to see that happen neither does the e.u. gwen: this is about a conflict involving europe and russia. increasely it involves u.s. an russia. is that a correct reading? >> a lot of people have jumped on this as an example of what they're calling a new cold war. it all depends on the lens through which you're looking and we've seen some editorial pages in washington talk about that, a new cold war. the obama administration is very keen to get away from that notion as much as possible. why? because obama knows that he needs putin and russia's support on other key international issues like iran, like syria, like north k
. >> secretary of state john kerry still insists this is not the cold war all over again but evokes an earlier era. >> you don't in 20th century behave in 19th century fashion. and invade over prumpled u trump pretext. >> both kerry and president obama worked the phones sunday coordinating with allies. >> all of them, every single one of them are prepared to go to the hilt in order to isolate russia with respect to this invasion. >> on the table, economic sanctions. freezing assets of russian officials, isolation on trade and investment and a boycott of the annual summit of g-8 facings. there is talk of throwing russia out of the g-eight as well. trying to provide putin with what they describe as an off-ramp to calm russia of its stated fears. one option not on the table, military action by the west. we are trying to deescalate this says a senior official. stressing this is over economic options. some believe mr. obama should have seen it coming. >> putin is playing chess and i think we're playing marbles and i don't think it's even close. >> mike viqueria, al jazeera the white house. >>> spok
are not a prelude to intervention. secretary of state john kerry says russia told the u.s. it will respect ukraine's sovereignty but tensions are heightened. the white house says vice president joe biden called ukraine's new prime minister pledging u.s. support after a new government was formed yesterday. >>> new help for u.s. military veterans is on hold today after it was blocked by republicans in the senate. the $21 billion bill failed to reach the 60 votes needed to advance. 41 republicans voted against it saying it was too expensive. the bill would have expanded medical, education and job training benefits for veterans and families. it would have created 27 new medical facilities for iraq war vets. the legislation had the backing of most veterans organizations. >>> president obama opening up like never before at a candid and emotional kickoff event at the white house. he launched a program aim at giving young men of color a greater shot at success. it is called my brother's keeper. the president says he could have been a negative statistic. >> i didn't have a dad in the house. and i was angry
to let her go without taking this to the very end of the legal system. kerrie, we will continue to follow your story and that of your 6-year-old granddaughter and wish you the best, as well as that child. thank you. >> thank you. >>> up next, bill clinton and alison grimes follow what appear to be the democratic playbook for the 2014 midterms. bffs, nbc's mark murray is up next. ♪boots and pants and boots and pants♪ ♪and boots and pants and boots and pants♪ ♪and boots and pants... voice-enabled bill pay. just a tap away on the geico app. ♪ huh, 15 minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance. yup, everybody knows that. well, did you know that some owls aren't that wise. don't forget about i'm having brunch with meagan tomorrow. who? seriously, you met her like three times. who? geico. a 401(k) is the most sound way to go. let's talk asset allocation. sure. you seem knowledgeable, professional. i'm actually a dj. [ dance music plays ] woman: [laughs] no way! that really is you? if they're not a cfp pro, you just don't know. cfp -- work with the highest standard. ♪ make
condemning moscow. secretary of state john kerry heading to kiev to show u.s. support for ukraine's new leaders, calling russia's actions a stunning and willful invasion. we need to bring in diana magness live in ukraine for us this morning. get us up to speed. what is happening at this hour? >> reporter: hi, christine. well, there are several military bases in crimea which are surrounded by troops. also, we're hearing from ukrainian authorities that several border posts overnight were attacked by these same military troops. they are wearing, though, insignia. again, russia has not acknowledged that these troops are theirs. on the streets of simferopol, where i am now, it is very calm. it doesn't feel as though there is an invasion or occupation as such. there are troops, though, darted around various locations, for example in front of the main regional and administration building. what you set a sense from here on the ground is that this is more of a war of information. so, there are people who are watching russian tv who believe one story, who believe that ultra nationalists are en ro
president vladimir putin a stern warning after he orders military exercises along bored of ukraine. kerry said putin should listen carefully to ukrainians who voiced the desire to change. u.s. does not view russia as a continuation of the cold war. this is not rocky iv. earlier in a televised statement, the drills will test whether the troops are ready for ac, whether threatened, denied, denials connected to the ukraine. but is that really just a coincidence. joining me fox news national security analyst. so ralph, the move of this military exercise today by putin on the board ukraine, convince deny? >> no. of course it's not. as far as john kerry's threat goes, he threatened to remove assad. putin is not scared of kerry or obama. there's no question what amounts to mobilization is called a readiness test. it's mobile saig to get troops ready to go. if putin would decide he wants to invade, it's absolutely 100% to do with ukraine. now, putin does not want to use military force. it's not his first or second option. but make no mistake. he is proud. he's vindictive. he's angry. he believes
,000 troops there. >> this as secretary of state john kerry prepares to travel to the ukraine with all options on the table when it comes to a u.s. response. doug luzader is has more. >> we have seen a number of people. you mentioned 6,000. they have knocked that down. secretary of state john kerry will head to ukraine tonight. >> that is not the act of somebody who is strong. that's the act of somebody who is acting out of weakness and out of a certain kind of desperation. we hope russia will turn this around. they can. >> russia clah many consider ths to be russian. the u.s. influence has become very limited and economic sanctions and political pressure they have little impact. >> not even a little bit. if any of that had gotten their tanks he wouldn't have been there in the first place. heather and ainsley. >>> thank you very much. doug luzader we will keep an eye on it. >>> here we go again. as you were saying get those shovels ready. the east coast getting hit with another winter storm. snow already falling in some places right now. already this morning 2,000 flights all across the u.s. t
's name has not been released. secretary of state john kerry arrives in kiev today, to try to defuse a growing crisis in ukraine. andrew spencer reports, kerry plans to meet with his russian counterpart, to ask for his help. >> troops around military installations around the crimean peninsula. the crinkles in act of aggression. the u.s. calls a violation of international law but the russian on voices the tree with its neighbors allows up to 25,000 troops in the area. the russian journalist refutes what many westerners have described as a military incursion. >> there are russian troops but we have always had them. the russian black sea fleet is there and that is many thousand. but that is not an incursion. >> another key difference is the president who fled the ukraine and protests and it was then ousted by parliament. russia still considers him the democratically elected leader but timid government. u.s. officials have acted strongly suspended upcoming talks with russia on trade and investment also cooperative military engagement such as port visits and planning conferences. the pres
or without ever firing a shot. ukraine's prime minister calls it a declaration of war. secretary john kerry is being sent to kiev tomorrow. >> this is an act of aggression that has completely trumped up in terms of its pretext. it's really 19th century behavior in the 21st century. russia is playing a very duplicitous game and very dangerous game. >> this is a photo the white house released of president obama and vladimir putin on the phone saturday, for what's been described as a tense 90 minutes. the day before the president warned that there will be consequences for the aggression, but what cost? republicans are skeptical. >> every time the president goes on national television and threatens putin or anyone like putin, everybody's eyes roll, including mine. we have a weak and indecisive president that invites aggression. >> i think putin is playing chess and i think we're playing marbles, and i don't think it's even close. if you look at the nuclear negotiations, we got our fannies handed to us. >> so much to talk about, let's bring in david rode and mark ginsburg. gentlemen, good mornin
. >>> and then secretary of state john kerry heading to ukraine after more of putin's army moves in on crimea. at what point is russia's military intimidation an official declaration of war? this is "way too early." >>> hey there, everybody. good morning. i'm thomas roberts. it is monday, march the 3rd, 2014. welcome to "way too early." the show that would have won best new short feature if we had been nominated. we always have next year. >>> we start off with weather. winter showing no signs of slowing down. new jersey in a state of emergency right now as places like atlantic city could get more than a foot of snow today. the federal government in d.c. has closed its offices and congress is closing business for today. this winter system has skewed south sparing much of the northeast. missouri and indiana have already seen heavy snow leaving roads there a mess. as the system moves through parts of the deep south it left behind heavy ice and slick roads causing troubles there. meteorologist bill karins, fill us in. how did it change? >> from friday it was looking like i-70 from indianapolis to new york
of this is the green tinge gingrich.ridge -- that is essentially an employee salary. this is a kerry interest loophole. this allows managers to pay 23% tax rate instead of 29.6. he sees expansion. they are also expansions of childcare, credits and some other educational tax breaks as well. you mentioned no surprises in the tax break story you're talking about. surprises anywhere else in the budget? what is being most closely watched this morning cap come guest: i will look at how much spending and debt and economic rejections. this will be interesting where obama and the white house will say this is what we think unemployment will look like, the economy will look like. is going tobudget spend around $3.7 trillion or so . we want to see exactly what he is recommending for each show agency and the deficit projections for 10 years. they say it will be low work, but how to make at work. obama will not be including the chain cpi proposal. inflation is measured that would have the effect of lowering social security benefits and other federal benefits. the aarp andsed by liberals in congress. arguing itthat
for your time today. >>> important programming note, secretary of state john kerry will join our own andrea mitchell live today coming up on "andrea mitchell reports," at noon eastern on msnbc. it will be very interesting to see what the secretary says, particularly in the context of these changes in afghanistan. >>> now we're going to turn and get you the news feed and what you need to know this morning. very busy, any minute you could hear whether arizona governor jan brewer will sign or veto that controversial bill we've been reporting on, which tries to authorize a way for businesses to refuse service to gay americans on religious ground. people are lining up urging the governor to veto the bill, mitt romney, delta airlines, and intel. the governor weighed in a little bit with a tweet last night, "i assure you, as always, i will do the right thing for the state of arizona" and add the th the #sb1062. >>> another governor, meanwhile, feeling pressure today. new jersey governor chris christie will hold his second town hall meeting since the george washington bridge scandal swept up his ad
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.s. secretary of state john kerry landed and the ukrainian capital tuesday. carey is there to show american support for kiev's military and political struggle against moscow. the economic package also includes training assistance to ukraine's national bank. new jersey gov. chris chris the plans to hold a town hall meeting today on superstar sandy eight. it's so it'll focus on the second wave of federal relief funds. a report last month blamed the state for mishandling thousands of recovery fund request treat this as court right papers show federal agents have questioned people connected with christie about the shutdown of lanes on the george washington bridge. christie has denied any involvement in the scandal. and new this morning, banks are racing to upgrade their atms before they become prime targets for hackers. this has to do with windows x p. an estimated 95 percent of american bank atms run on that oper[phones rings] it's amanda. hey sweetie. what? okay, i'll send it. one hundred seventy-two dollars for a chemistry book, what is it, made of gold? just use citi popmoney. boom. ah, she
's chemical weapons was done by us secretary of state, john kerry and his russian counterpart, serge sergei lavrov. >> so much happened since this handshake took place at this spot six months ago. u.s.-russian relations are obviously at the worst point since the end of the cold war. the chemical weapons plan is not going to plan. the syrian government is behind schedule in getting the deadly agents out of the country. >> some believe the assad government may welcome the fact the world's attention has moved. >> i think he is dancing in damascus. he knows they have their hands full with the crimean crisis. he believes a lot of pressure will be taken out of his back because ought of nato, europe, the u.s. is into ukraine. >> there could, however, be a downside for president assad, too. he relies on shan support for weapons and parts and aircraft and tanks. if the west presses for sanctions against russian banks and arms manufacturers, that could really hurt. james bayes, al jazeera with the united nations. >>> more from paris >> reporter: this is the first face-to-face meeting between top amer
kerry is there to try to show support. putin is scared of democracy on his borders. >> the question -- >> using his assets. >> jeffrey, would putin have made this move, say, in 2004, 2005 with george w. bush president in 2004 and 2005? would he believe he could move with impunity the way he did against bush? >> it's not a -- >> hold on. i got to clear this up for everybody else so this isn't a bush versus obama deal. george bush was exhausted in 2008 and putin made the calculated move that after seven years of war, he wasn't going to step on the gas and get involved in something like that. jeffrey, the question i'm asking. >> let me answer it by analogy. in 2003, when the u.s. invaded iraq, the iranians froze their nuclear program because they thought they were next. 2004 and five they saw america get bogged down in iraq because of terrible planning, among other things, and decided to restart and walked away from the nuclear negotiations. there is a demonstration effect we are talking about and right now, if you're a putin or you're a an assad, you do say, look, america is exhausted
john kerry involarrives in the volat region this morning. >>> out of order, a dramatic interruption in the court during the trial of oscar pistorius as the victim's mother speak to us in an exclusive interview. why she says she has to see pistorius face to face. >>> historic lows. winter's misery rolls on with tens of millions waking up to record-setting cold again. but we'll tell you why hope is on the horizon. >>> and stirring tribute. runners veer off course at a road race to honor a 95-year-old veteran who came out to cheer them on. >> thank you! >> thank you! >> thank you very much. >> the moment that will touch your heart, "today," tuesday, march 4th, 2014. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning. nice to have you along on a tuesday morning. al roker is back from hollywood. or as we like to call him adel nazim. >> my name in john travolta -- i had fun. we had a good time. love doing it. >> well, it's good to have you back. >>> by the way, big names joining us today. oscar wi
. and this morning, secretary of state john kerry just weighed in on "meet the press." >> president putin is using force in a completely inappropriate manner that will invite the apropium of the world. he's going to lose all of the glow that came out of the olympics. he is not going to have a sochi g-8. he may not even remain in the g-8. >> we go directly to nbc's jim maceda in moscow. jim, what are we to make of president putin's actions here? >> reporter: hi, eric. so far, it's playing out very much along the old soviet playbook, isn't it? you have russia asked to intervene in crimea by russian compatriots under threat. putin had got the use of force and 24 hours later, russian forces have pretty much neutralized crimea without firing a shot. so he's already attained his key short-term goal, anyhow, and i think that's reminding kiev and reminding the west that vladimir putin can't be cut out of ukraine's future. and that he truly is prepared to use his facility anywhere in ukraine, if used to defend his interests. and that doesn't seem to worry him at all, this idea of consequences, for him not
question now, can vladimir putin get away with it? secretary of state kerry told george stephanopoulos there will be a tough response from u.s. and allies. >> russia may be able to invade crimea. but in the end, russia will isolate itself. >> reporter: already, the markets are punishing putin with the ruble, russia's currency, plunging to all-time lows. but the deed is done. here in crimea, most people have welcomed the russian troops rejecting the pro-western revolution in the other half of their country last week. it's calm on the surface. but as we spoke with a woman holding a ukrainian flag a tiny gesture of defiance against russia, we saw the fierce passions just below the surface. civil war is now a real possibility in ukraine. diplomacy with the russians in control here is where the action is. president obama struggling to come up with some kind of approach that is creative enough to diffuse the tensions and strong enough to get russia to back down. there is no sign of that, george, right now. vladimir putin is getting what he wants. >> that's right. secretary kerry going to be
, and preschool education. john kerry is now on the diplomatic front lines of the crisis in the ukraine. the u.s. preparing sanctions to russia. battle for breakfast heating up. the breakfast wars. first of was the lawful taco. starbucks is now going for your egg and cheese dollars with new breakfast offerings. world's largest coffee chain is introducing four was sou items that julie kind to bring in. a sneak preview of what they have. we are staring at these. >> i got a sneak preview last week and i went downstairs to our starbucks and bought them today. there is a new egg and cheese sandwich with vegetables on it. terkel -- turkey bacon and egg white and an egg and cheddar on toast. starbucks told me they look for feedback from their customers. they wanted to see a cut -- a sandwich with more vegetables and they wanted the turkey bacon want to have fewer calories so the reformulated the bread to have fewer calories. this is a market that is in high demand right now. >> they're doing it without a kitchen. >> yes. they do this in a lot of various fast food places where you get breakfast. the b
john kerry was in kiev arriving with $1 billion loan package for the country's faltering economy the secretary issued a forceful rebuttal to russia and offered the kremlin a diplomatic off-ramp to the 21st century. >> we condemn the russian federation's act of aggression in its diplomacy and respect for sovereignty not unilateral force that can best solve disputes like this in 291st century. this is the 21st century, and we should not see nations step backwards to behave in 19th or 20th century fashion. there are ways to resolve these differences, great nations choose to do that appropriately. >> but given president putin's statements on ukraine thus far, it's clear that that off-ramp will remain unused for the moment. putin made fairly ludicrous statements. he said the soldiers in the ukraine, those 6,000 men patrolling cry meia, those were not russian forces at all. he insisted they were, quote, local defense forces and call the people's uprising against ukrainian president viktor yanukovych an unconstitutional coup and said they were sitting in a laboratory and running experim
, but negotiators came away with little to show for their efforts. secretary of state john kerry met with his counterparts from russia, britain, france and germany. the session was brief with no breakthroughs. kerry said the meetings were constructive, and that no one is served by further confrontation. >> we agreed to continue these intense discuss in coming days with russia, with ukrainians, in order to see who we can help normalize, stabilize and overcome this crisis. >> ifill: but russian foreign minister sergei lavrov gave no indication, before or after the paris meeting, that moscow would pull back in crimea. instead, he insisted, again, that the troops occupying much of the region are not russian, but local. >> ( translated ): regarding the self-defense forces created by the people of crimea, we do not have any power over them, they do not listen to our orders. >> ifill: lavrov also declined to meet with ukraine's acting foreign minister. he said there would be further discussions in days to come. meanwhile, in crimea itself, u.n. special envoy robert serry was forced to abandon his mi
are not a prelewd to intervention. secretary of state john kerry says russia told the u.s. it will respect ukraine's sovereignty, but tensions are heightened with russia scrambling fighter jets tlurs to patrol borders. meanwhile, the white house says vice president joe biden has called ukraine's new prime minister pledging u.s. support after a new government was formed yesterday. >>> new help for u.s. military veterans is on hold today after it was blocked by republicans in the senate. the $21 billion bill failed to reach the 60 most needed to advance. 41 republicans voted against it saying it was just too expensive. the bill would have expanded medical, education, and job training benefits for veterans and their families. it would have created 27 new medical facilities for iraq war vets. the legislation had the backing of most veterans organizations. >>> president obama opening up like never before at a candid and emotional kickoff event at the white house. he launched a program giving yupg men of color giving them a greater shot at success. it's called my brother's keeper. he said he could have
to withdraw its troops. secretary of state john kerry arrived this morning to support ukraine's new government. the administration is also promising a $1 billion aid package. but the defiance from the kremlin has not eased. craig boswell on vladimir putin's latest challenge. >> reporter: russian soldiers fired warning shots. then stood face-to-face with unarmed ukrainian troops at an airfield in crimea. they were demanding the russians vacate the air base. to show u.s. support for ukraine's new government. >> the united states reaffirms our commitment to ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity. according to international law, we condemn the russian federation's act of aggression. >> reporter: russia is under pressure to pull thousands of troops from southern ukraine. a region with many ethnic russians and considerable strategic advantages for russia's military. [ speaking foreign language ] in his first extended comments since russian troops seized crimea. president vladimir putin called the recent uprisings an unconstitutional coup. the obama administration is pledging $1 billion in l
at 9:00 p.m. eastern. >>> i'll speak to secretary of state john kerry and also senator marco rubio as well on what the u.s. options are now, what will the president do. we'll talk about it coming up. >> david gregory, thanks. erica? >> lester, thanks. it's been such a fun morning here. the good news is we are not done. tune in tomorrow for the after party. that will do it for us this sunday morning. thanks for watching. >> i'll see you back here tonight for "nbc nightly news." until then, have a great sunday. take care. >>> new this morning, shots fired at a metro station a. one person hit, and how what we're learning about what happened. >> first the calm before the storm. we have a strong winter weather system headed this way. new computer models give us a better idea of what to expect adds the snow moves. we should all prepare for a major winter storm. hi everyone. good morning. welcome to news 4 today. i'm richard jordan. >> i'm angie goff. we want to start with chuck's latest forecast. seems like everyone is in the path. >> that's right. we moved the bulls eye slightly further
, scheduled in russia this summer, has been suspended in protest. secretary of state john kerry warns, russia could face tough economic sanctions if it doesn't pull out of crimea. teachers at two chicago public schools will boycott the state standardized test. judy wang is *live at saucedo scholastic academy in little village with more. >> good morning. the sign outside says testing begins today. several teachers here say they are going to give the test and many parents back them up. the school friends to punish teachers to boycott. >> we're not afraid. we're standing stuff for our kids and what is right. >> the announcement from 40 teachers at the little village school they argue it wastes valuable construction time and cts is not using the results for grade promotion or to determine eligibility for the league schools. the professor says there are going to replace the test next year. on friday teachers at another school decided they would also refuse to give the test. if it stands for illinois standard achievement test. the state requires it to comply with the federal no child left behind l
. but there was a headline on your website referring to michele troll getsretiring goaded." said that kerry russian intervention would be a mistake. he says any declaration from this of menstruation carries a weight of a feather. better than nothing, better still would be backing these words with the flotilla and the black sea. after the united states was leading europe to counter russian pressure and make up for its punishments until the ukraine is on a firm footing. you agree with that assessment? the weight of this administration carries the weight of the feather? caller: yes, i do. mr. putin will do what he wants to do. he will do that. pretty much anything is going to do what they want to do. china, whoever. not much we can do right now. we are so wounded right now with the current president. he much the rest of the government. especially the senate right now. referringclip you are to is not a c-span clip by the user created clip. we will certainly look into that for you. let's go to ronald waiting in monterey, california. on our line for independents as we continue to talk about the ukraine t
the talks that are going on as we speed between u.s. secretary of state john kerry and foreign minister lavrov. given the fertility of the situation on the ground, does the prime minister agreed one important outcome from these talks would be if they lead to direct high level talks between russia and ukraine? >> in order to de-escalate the situation the most important thing that should be arranged is a forum for discussions in which the russians and ukrainians can speak to each other. there have been some contacts between russia ministers and ukrainian ministers. this morning their meetings taking place in paris covering other issues as well but there has been some progress in putting together a contact group, an idea i proposed to the prime minister back in january to start having a group of countries around russia and ukraine to encourage such dialogue to take place. that's the single most important thing that could help to de-escalate the situation. >> mr. speaker, clearly we all up for a good outcome from those talks by the eu also has a crucial role to play. does he agree the eu at
in the ukraine saying there will be costs, this after russian forces took over two airports in crimea. >>> kerry kennedy expressing gratitude in new york after she was found not guilty of driving drugged. kennedy says she accidentally took a sleeping pill. >>> the death of philip seymour hoffman has been ruled accidental, saying he died of an acute mix of heroin and other drugs. now back to "hardball." >>> welcome back to "hardball." whether it's still 884 days left until election day 2016. but the clinton machine is already revving up. everyone's got their part. as nbc's first read puts it, hillary will talk policy and be the statesman. bill will be the campaigner and the pac, the political action committee will handle rapid response. well, this week we saw it all take shape. today the rapid response team went into action when the clinton-leaning interest group american bridge, a pac founded by david brock of media matters, took aim at rand paul for dredging up the 1990s with this new web. here is part of it, this web ad. >> trust me. i was there the first time we litigated this, and americans
their problems stemmed from 9/11. >> kerry kennedy expected to testify in a new york court today to defend herself against charges she was driving under the influence of ambien. she said she took the pill by mistake and didn't realize she was impaired. >> lawyers for justin bieber have until this afternoon to stop the release of police video taken after bieber's arrest taken last month for drunk driving. some of that footage may show bieber in various states of undress. those are some top stories on this wednesday, february 26th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning, everybody. is this the craziest winter ever. >> it really is. >> seems that way, doesn't it? >> that brief warm-up was such a tease over the weekend. it felt like spring, now it is freezing again. >> back to the ice box we go. we begin this half hour with the relentless winter. the worst in years. refusing to reless its grip on a frozen nation. >> with spring weeks away, another morning of below zero cold in the midwest, while the first of two of major storms is hitting california this morning. our cover
secretary of state john kerry to handle the mechanics and the inner workings of this agreement. now, i don't see anything substantively changing in that both sides seem to have a disadvantage to follow kerry's framework. >> you know the inner workings of washington. when a president gets involved, can a high level meeting of this time, there's something that is usually supposed to be on the table that comes out of the negotiations. is there something in the works that we don't know about, a back channel negotiation? >> there could be. there could be, but here's the thing, and sorry for the cliche, bill. this is not sliced bread all over again. we know the framework. this is the same framework that bill clinton offered at camp david in july, 2000 and enunciated in january 2001. this is the same framework agreement that then prime ministers negotiated in 2008. there are no surprises here. what you may see, what we may see is the president by virtue of his involvement, by the force of the white house, both sides will grudgingly and reluctantly agree to maintain a framework of negotiations, an
the nets. he through up triple and double in three quarters. 11 assists on the night. kerry finds andrew for the easy jam. andre with the steal leads the break and finds kerry behind the yard, 27 points for the warriors guard. he had 11 rebounds as well. they're beating the nick and they're on the road in toronto tomorrow. the nba will donate it to the groups. he plays for the brook land nets. he's the first openly gay player. he's the top seller on the nba's online store. it will go to the shepherd foundation. he was the wyoming college student killed in a gay hate crime. he wears 98 and he presented a jersey to shepherd's parents. >>> happening today a the ceremony marks a year-long renovation. it will have new bathrooms and new bike racks. certain areas of the park will be closed during renovations and the park will reopen next spring. >>> the yellowstone national park will be celebrating its 142nd birthday. it was established in 1872 and it's one of the last intact natural ecosystems with grizzly bears wolves and bison. they started an international park system in the us and around t
remains extremely important. i think i secretary clinton, secretary kerry, the president of the training has had on so many occasions that this will not in military. there ought to be some way for reconciliation to be possible. the second principle as well, which is i always felt in the time i had this responsibility, and this kind of diplomacy has got to be backed by force. it isn't necessarily backed by american force but this, idea if you're in gave of reconciliation is another reason to be in favor of a sign to be bsa. another favor for american forces and international forces and it's a very important reason to be in favor of continued support for afghan national security forces it seems to me that taliban is watching very carefully how we work our way through these next few months to decide whether be any pressure on them to make this step toward reconciliation so the effect of the military effort, international and afghan, still is really important third point seems to me on reconciliation as you look back and circling makes you think about it very carefully and watching the film
. would be nice. >> we have a lot going on obviously. secretary of state kerry was talking about the ukraine. mika would like to read. >> charles krauthammer. "the washington post" putin's ukraine gambit. whatever anything obama says says or does would stop anyone remains unquestionable. but surely the west has more financial clout than crush's extraction economy that exports little but oil, gas, and vodka. it's a lot of money but less than one half of one-tenth of 1% if the combined eu and u.s. gdp and treasurer is preferable to compensat expending blood. putin keeps ratcheting up the pressure. can this administration puster the counterpressure to give ukraine a chance to breathe? >> the secretary said yesterday russia is complaining about other on countries. they should listen to themselves about that and not be hi hypocritical about it. the secretary talked about an ifm loan and about europe doing more and i think folks are looking into that. the ifm is there in kiev talking about this and, yes, a lot more money in the west and ukraine wants to lean towards the west. i think e
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